GROWERTALKS - May 2021 Issue (Vol. 85 No. 1)
Acres & Acres
Plant People Are Crazy
Chris Beytes
The psychosis manifests itself primarily in strange beliefs about how to best grow plants. But it became more obvious when I started following some online gardening groups.
Corr on Cannabis
The Fraught History of Cannabis
Dr. Brian Corr
Myth or fact, the story told of how cannabis got to where it is today is certainly interesting.
Cover Story
Plenty of Poinsettias to Pick From
Jennifer Zurko
The latest introductions for 2021.
Features
Don’t Be Late
Michael Alden & James Faust
Unraveling the mystery of poinsettia heat delay.
Features
Fun Comes in Different Forms
Christopher J. Currey
This article covers four different finished poinsettia styles, including the key tips to consider when producing them.
Features
Poinsettia Tech: From Stick to Finish
Bill Calkins
Best management practices for all stages of poinsettia production from experts who’ve been there and done that.
Features
Stay in Control
Nancy Rechcigl
Protect poinsettias from costly diseases with a proactive plan.
Features
Warding Off Whiteflies
JC Chong & Gunbharpur Gill
Alternatives to neonicotinoids in managing whitefly on poinsettia.
Features
What’s All the Hype on Poinsettia Micro-drenches?
Roberto Lopez
In this article, we’ll let you see for yourself how PGR micro-drenches compare to one heavy PGR drench on two red poinsettia cultivars.
Growers Talk Business
Will The NEW Hobby Turn Into THE Hobby?
Abe VanWingerden
Early reports indicate the 15 to 20 million new gardeners we got last year came back, and they brought their friends and neighbors with them.
Growers Talk Production
Under Pressure: Experiences With VPD
Stephanie Berkhout & Chris Knezetic
When first learning about the concept of VPD and how it could benefit crop health, it’s easy to go down the rabbit hole full of curiosity and come out of it bewildered.
GT in Brief
Canadian Greenhouse Conference Canceled
Jennifer Zurko
The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) announced its decision to forgo an in-person event in 2021 and will present a virtual conference this fall.
GT in Brief
Don’t Get Sued Because of Your Website
Chris Beytes
Websites and other digital tools have to meet Americans With Disabilities Act regulations and there are green industry businesses being targeted with lawsuits for not doing so.
GT in Brief
From Big Box to IGC
Chris Beytes
It turns out a former general manager and head grower weren’t comfortable swapping the variety, color and excitement of growing bedding plants for the mundane, monoculture world of cannabis.
GT in Brief
Horticultural Research Institute Announces 2021 Grant Awards
Jennifer Zurko
The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the foundation of AmericanHort, announced the portfolio of research projects to be funded in 2021.
GT in Brief
Hortistician Miller Named a Purdue Distinguished Alumni
Chris Beytes
We’re proud to announce that Dr. Marvin Miller, long-time market research manager for Ball Horticultural Company and a long-time GrowerTalks contributor and advisor, has been honored with the 2020 Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award from Purdue University.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Ramsey Yoder
Chris Beytes
G. Ramsey Yoder, the chairman and leader of Aris Horticulture (formerly Yoder Brothers) passed away from complications related to pneumonia at the age of 87.
GT in Brief
In Memoriam: Ray Blew
Chris Beytes
Raymond L. “Ray” Blew, patriarch of Centerton Nurseries of Bridgeton, New Jersey. He died March 14 at 90 years of age after a brief illness.
GT in Brief
Meet the Latest EAGL Class
Chris Beytes
Dr. Charlie Hall announced the graduation of the eighth cohort of his elite “Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership” (EAGL) program for nursery and greenhouse growers.
GT in Brief
On The Move
Jennifer Zurko
Bailey; BioThem; BioWorks; Fall Creek Nursery; Mycorrhizal Applications; Pleasant View Gardens
GT in Brief
Week 24 FlowerTrials Cancels 2021 Event
Jennifer Zurko
The ongoing and unstable situation in Europe regarding the COVID-19 pandemic has led FlowerTrials to make the decision to cancel the physical event for 2021.
Inside Look
Appreciation for the Poinsettia
Jennifer Zurko
I don’t know how or when it happened—I think during one of our editorial meetings—but one of us had the bright idea of making the May issue The Poinsettia Issue starting this year.
JZ on D.C.
Growers' Thoughts on Advocacy
Jennifer Zurko
One last bit of coverage from AmericanHort’s Congressional Kickoff.
Pest Management
Best Practices for Biocontrols, Part 4
John Sanderson, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans & Ronald Valentin
Beneficial nematodes are relatively easy to use and are applied similarly to conventional pesticides with some special precautions.
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